Showing posts from May, 2014

3 weeks: Memorial Day hiking

I was thinking that I didn't take a lot of photos this week... I guess I was wrong. Double the kids, double the photos. :) They're so cute, I can't help it. Really. This week was good. The days when Andy was at work were tough, but I made it work. I even got out of the house today and went to Thumpin' Thursday at the library and got a flat of strawberries at Fresh To You. I've been a bit overwhelmed at times though, and our house hasn't been cleaned in a while. I try to keep it tidy and at least do laundry, but the cleaning isn't happening. Oh well. I'll figure it out eventually.
Reid has been growing a lot. He had a few extra sleepy days because of his cold, I think, and a 99.2 degree fever the other night. Today he has been awake a lot, so hopefully he'll sleep well tonight. I'm pretty tired, but I think he's on the mend. His umbilical cord finally fell off yesterday. I went to change his diaper and it wasn't there, then I found it o…

2 weeks: Getting sick

Reid is 2 weeks old already! Hard to believe. He's already growing like a weed. At his 2 week midwife appointment he weighed 9lbs 5oz, which is 2oz less than Ruby at that age. Probably because he lost so much at the beginning. But he's doing great! My mom was here until Monday, which was a HUGE help. She cooked, cleaned, planted my garden, did laundry, held the babies, and a lot more. On Tuesday I got mastitis, which was no fun. Also, it was my first day with both kids by myself. That was hard and I may have cried a time or two. But we made it through the day! I've found that the hardest part is when Reid is crying and I need to get Ruby down for her nap. After I do get her down, Reid and I go take a nap in my bed too. That has been very nice. He's been sleeping okay, but last night he started getting snotty in the middle of the night. I'm pretty sure Ruby brought home a cold from the nursery. :( It's hard to have to suck out his snot and to see him miserable. …